Use Constraints


Definition

The <Use_Constraints> field allows the author to describe how the service may or may not be used after access is granted to assure the protection of privacy or intellectual property. This includes any special restrictions, legal prerequisites, terms and conditions, and/or limitations on using the service. Service providers may request acknowledgement of the service from users and claim no responsibility for quality and completeness of the service.

 
Syntax

<Use_Constraints>text</Use_Constraints>

  • Multiple lines of text are permitted. Characters may be selected from the UTF-8 character set.
 
Usage
  • The <Use_Constraints> field is optional and may not be repeated.
  • Text should be single spaced with blank lines separating paragraphs.
 
Example

<Use_Constraints>
   Please credit U.S. Geological Survey as the Service Provider
</Use_Constraints>

 

This document should be cited as:
Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) Writer's Guide, 2013.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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